The University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum
"I come to the Gardens for my health, the serenity of nature, and the company of kindred souls."
Beverly Mosely,
Garden Volunteer
In spring, Matthaei and the Arb burst into life. Over 20,000 daffodils in a line emerge and bloom at the Arb The fragrance of lilacs is on the air. Woody plants show off their flowers and the peonies peak in June.
Check out the bloom calendar.

staff biographies

Carmen Leskoviansky
Collections and Natural Areas Specialist

(248) 891-9127

Carmen earned her Bachelor of Science in Horticulture from Michigan State University. She began working at Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum in 2009. Carmen oversees the care for the orchid, bromeliad, and bonsai collections as well as leading the Peony Garden Initiative, a multi-year renovation project in the Peony Garden at Nichols Arboretum. In addition, Carmen helps to maintain a number of gardens at Matthaei-Nichols including the Gateway Garden at the Arboretum, Willow Pond Island, the Double Helix, and the Transitions Garden at Matthaei.

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